Captain Mark McCollough, the pilot in command of flight 2334 ORD to DFW on June 10, holds Captain William "Willie Dawg" after his flight to DFW in the B787 Aircraft.
The DFW Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement officers greet Captain William with a hand salute as he enters the concourse at DFW.
DFW Chief Pilot Captain Bryan Holliday gives Captain William a tour of the DFW ramp tower, where American aircraft movements on the ramp are coordinated and necessary requirements such as catering or maintenance requests are facilitated.
Captain Bryan Holliday gives Captain William a bird's eye view of DFW Airport from the rooftop of the ramp tower.
Rick Padgett, senior manager for the ground school at the American Airlines Flight Academy, shows Captain William a vintage flight simulator from the 1940s on display at the Flight Academy.
Captain William smiles after completing his emergency procedures training, which included opening an aircraft emergency exit, extinguishing a fire, donning a life vest and successfully deploying and inflating a life raft.
Captain William begins ground school training on the 737 with 737 Ground School supervisor Wayne Hesser.
After successfully completing simulator training with Senior Manager Rick Padgett, American Airlines Ground School was next on the list.
Everett Wilson, specialist for technical support, gives Captain William a tour of the command center at the IOC, followed by a tour of the IOC and an opportunity to meet the men and women who run it.
Captain William makes an input to the Flight Guidance panel on the 737 Flight Simulator during his check ride, where he demonstrated flight skills and knowledge of the aircraft.
Captain William and his dad, Stavros, tour the aircraft during pre-flight check.
Captain William reviews flight plans and route maps with Chicago Chief Pilot Captain Chip Long.
Captain William listens to First Officer Lowen Loftin during the pre-flight check of the 787.
Captain Chip Long holds a gate-side study session on the 787 with Captain William before the flight.